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The Latest: Nearly 3,000 released from Sri Lanka prisons

Nearly 2,900 prisoners have been released from overcrowded prisons in Sri Lanka as the Indian ocean island nation has stepped up its efforts to contain the spreading of the new coronavirus
April 5, 2020, 3:20 AM
The Latest: Turkey passes 500 coronavirus deaths

Tear gas hits the fan during clashes on Greek-Turkish border

Greek border units trying to stop crowds of migrants from pushing their way in from Turkey have hit on a new defense against tear gas unleashed on them from the Turkish side of the frontier — monster fans
March 12, 2020, 8:21 PM
Tear gas hits the fan during clashes on Greek-Turkish border

Turkey: Elite police going to stop Greece's migrant pushback

Turkey's interior minister says 1,000 elite special operations police are being sent to the border to counter officers in Greece from driving back people attempting to cross over to Europe
1 month ago
Turkey deploying special forces to border amid migrant surge

Turkey, Syria fighting escalates; refugees mass at EU border

Turkey declared its borders were open to migrants heading to Europe.
1 month ago
UN says 13,000 migrants mass at Turkey's border with Greece

Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border

After Turkey opened its borders to let refugees and migrants out, chaos has been brewing at the border with Greece.
1 month ago
Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border

Erdogan urges Putin to rein in Syria, end human crisis

Turkey's President has urged Russia to “restrain" the Syrian government and to halt a humanitarian crisis unfolding in northwest Syria
1 month ago
Erdogan phones 2 European leaders, wants end to Idlib push

Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib

Turkey's foreign minister says a Turkish delegation will hold talks in Russia on Monday on the situation in Syria's Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there
2 months ago
Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib

Successive avalanches hit same spot, killing 33 and burying dozens of rescuers in Turkey

Successive avalanches struck the same spot in eastern Turkey, trapping dozens and killing 33 people who attended the first avalanche.
2 months ago
Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 33 dead overall

3 dead, over 170 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

A passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport, with the fuselage ripped into three parts.
2 months ago
3 dead, 179 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

U.S. investigators inspect site of fatal Turkish plane crash

Turkey's state-run news agency says U.S. aviation investigators are examining the wreckage of a Boeing 737 that crashed in Istanbul, killing three people
2 months ago
US investigators inspect site of fatal Turkish plane crash

Syrian advance sends hundreds of thousands fleeing in Idlib

Turkey is sending more troops and tanks to bolster its military presence in northwestern Syria, where President Bashar Assad's forces have been advancing in a devastating, Russian-backed offensive
2 months ago
Turkey sends more troops, tanks to Syria amid Idlib assault

Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall

Rescuers were helping victims of an avalanche when another struck.
2 months ago
Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 28 dead overall

Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey

The Pegasus Airline plane completely ripped in half with 183 people on board after it was unable to stop on an Istanbul runway, killing at least three people and reportedly injuring 179.
2 months ago
Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey

Turkish leader slams 'propaganda' as quake deaths rise to 29

Officials say the death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey is up to 29 as rescue teams continue searching the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors
2 months ago
Death toll stands at 22 in Turkish earthquake; 1,000 hurt

Turkey's FM urges Russia to halt Syrian government attacks

Turkey's foreign minister is urging Russia to halt Syrian government forces' attacks in the Arab country, a day after airstrikes on rebel-held sectors and the shelling of government-held areas killed at least 17 people, including an entire family
2 months ago
Turkey's FM urges Russia to halt Syrian government attacks

Turkish lawmakers authorize sending troops to fight in Libya

Turkey's parliament has authorized sending troops to Libya to help the U.N.-supported government in Tripoli battle forces loyal to a rival government
3 months ago
Turkey's parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya

Turkey sentences critical journalists to prison

A Turkish court has convicted six journalists and one other employee of an independent newspaper of aiding the network of a U.S.-based cleric who is accused of masterminding the failed coup in 2016
3 months ago

Erdogan: Turkey lawmakers to vote on sending troops to Libya

Turkish lawmakers could vote as early as next week on the move.
3 months ago
Erdogan: Turkey lawmakers to vote on sending troops to Libya

7 killed as migrant boats capsizes in lake in eastern Turkey

At least 64 other migrants were rescued.
3 months ago
7 killed as migrant boats capsizes in lake in eastern Turkey

Turkey deploys surveillance drone in northern Cyprus

The move comes amid tensions over offshore oil and gas exploration.
4 months ago
Turkey deploys surveillance drone in northern Cyprus

Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases

The latest squabble indicates worsening ties between Washington and Ankara
4 months ago
Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases

Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases

The move could be in retaliation to possible U.S. sanctions against his country.
4 months ago
Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases

Erdogan warns NATO allies to back its fight against terror

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed that Turkey dropped its objection to a NATO plan to bolster the defense of Poland and Baltic states neighboring Russia but warned allies that it expects support in its fight against terrorism
4 months ago

Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite high tensions in US-Turkish relations, bipartisan condemnation of Turkey

President Trump will welcome Turkey's president as a friend despite high tensions in U.S.-Turkish relations and bipartisan condemnation of Turkey's actions in Syria.
5 months ago
Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite tensions in US-Turkish relations

Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national

Turkey says US national sent home as Ankara begins repatriating captured IS fighters
5 months ago
Turkey starts returning IS fighters, deports US national

US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up

President Donald Trump announced U.S. sanctions have been lifted on Turkey as more career diplomats testify in the impeachment probe.
5 months ago
US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up

Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance

The president of Turkey warned the Kurds that their positions would be destroyed if they did not pull back farther in northern Syria starting Wednesday.
5 months ago
Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance

US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart

The short-lived deal comes as Republicans continue to blast President Trump for abandoning the Kurds in the region.
6 months ago
US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart

Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria with allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds.
6 months ago
Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’

Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire

Turkey’s president has refused to negotiate with the U.S. and argues that the Kurds represent a terrorist threat.
6 months ago
Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire

Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey

President Donald Trump is sending a U.S. delegation to negotiate a ceasefire amid ongoing fighting near the Turkey-Syria border.
6 months ago
Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey

Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire

Vice President Mike Pence is hoping to broker a cease-fire in Turkey’s attack on Syria as Russia moves in to fill the void left by the U.S. withdrawal.
6 months ago
Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire

Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions

President Trump’s threat for even tougher sanctions follows the president’s conversation just over a week ago that essentially opened the door for Turkey to invade Syria.
6 months ago
Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented their outrage at Turkey's offensive in northern Syria and committed to join France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many of them
6 months ago
EU moves toward an arms export ban against Turkey

Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border

Turkey pushes deeper into Syria with more strikes in the attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces who were critical allies in the fight against ISIS.
6 months ago
Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border

Trump set to authorize sanctions against Turkey as the country rejects his call for diplomacy

President Trump has authorized, but not implemented sanctions in a warning to Turkey over its operation in Syria, as Turkey rejects his call for diplomacy.
6 months ago
Trump set to authorize sanctions in warning to Turkey

Turkey summons US diplomat over a Twitter 'like'

Official account "liked" a tweet about Turkey without Erdogan.
6 months ago

Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

Turkey is being kicked out of the F-35 program as it is buying Russian missiles.
9 months ago
Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

Despite US warnings, Russian S-400 systems land in Turkey

The move ups the chance of a new standoff with Washington.
9 months ago
Russian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey

Turkey: 2 killed in explosion near border with Syria

Several ambulances and police vehicles have been sent to the scene.
9 months ago
Turkey: Several killed in explosion near border with Syria

Turkish police disperse banned LGBT march with tear gas

Activists gathered in Istanbul to promote rights for gay and transgender people.
9 months ago

US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

The U.S. envoy to NATO says Turkey will be cut from the advance high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air defense missiles
9 months ago
US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey's Erdogan

The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul has celebrated a landmark win,
9 months ago

Pentagon warns Turkey it won't receive F-35 if it buys Russian missiles

Pentagon warns Turkey it has until July 31 to not buy Russian missiles or it won't get the F-35 stealth fighter.
10 months ago
Pentagon warns Turkey it won't receive F-35 if it buys Russian missiles

Turkey releases detained NASA scientist after years in prison

Turkey has released Serkan Golge, a NASA scientist who the country accused of belonging to a terrorist organization.
10 months ago
Turkey releases detained NASA scientist after years in prison

EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, 'backsliding' on laws

The European Union says Turkey continues to distance itself from the bloc and its values and sees no reason to unblock the country's EU membership talks
10 months ago
EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, 'backsliding' on laws

Man accused of being UAE spy dies in Turkish jail

Reports say the accused man committed suicide in prison.
1 year ago
Man accused of being UAE spy dies in Turkish jail

Amid Turkey's pending Russia defense system purchase, some question Trump's ability to push back: Sources

Turkey is moving forward with the controversial purchase of Russia’s most sophisticated and advanced air defense system.
1 year ago
US officials worry as Turkey poised to purchase Russian defense system: Sources

Turkey: 3 women, 1 infant die as migrant boat sinks

11 other migrants were saved in an air and sea search mission.
1 year ago
Turkey: 3 women, 1 infant die as migrant boat sinks

5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse in Istanbul

At least three people were killed. The apartment building housed 43.
1 year ago
5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse